Yamparáez Province

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Yamparáez Province
Province
Market in Tarabuco
Market in Tarabuco
Location of Oropeza Province within Bolivia
Location of Oropeza Province within Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°10′S 64°58′W / 19.167°S 64.967°W / -19.167; -64.967
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Chuquisaca Department
Capital Tarabuco
Area
 • Total 568 sq mi (1,472 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,567
 • Density 52/sq mi (20.1/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechuas
Time zone GMT -4

Yamparáez is a province in the Bolivian department of Chuquisaca. It is divided in two sections: first section with head in the town of Tarabuco, and the second section with its head in Yamparáez.

Subdivision[edit]

The province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Tarabuco Municipality Tarabuco
2nd Yamparáez Municipality Yamparáez

The people[edit]

The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechuan descent.

Ethnic group Tarabuco Municipality (%) Yamparáez Municipality (%)
Quechua 92.9 96.5
Aymara 0.3 0.3
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.1 0.1
Not indigenous 6.6 3.0
Other indigenous groups 0.1 0.1

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the province are mainly Quechua and Spanish.

Language Tarabuco Municipality Yamparáez Municipality
Quechua 17,850 9,222
Aymara 52 21
Guaraní 1 0
Another native 2 4
Spanish 5,605 4,138
Foreign 17 6
Only native 12,592 5,287
Native and Spanish 5,271 3,938
Only Spanish 334 200

Ref.: obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo

Coordinates: 19°10′01″S 64°58′01″W / 19.167°S 64.967°W / -19.167; -64.967